Solidot | Hawking’s doctoral thesis was viewed 2 million times


Hawking’s doctoral thesis was so popular that it paralyzed the University of Cambridge server on the first day of the line. Now, its browsing has exceeded 200 million times downloading more than 500,000 times, Dr. Arthur Smith of Cambridge University said the figure was memorable. He says Hawking’s paper is the highest-level entry in the university’s Apollo library, and he can even assert that it is also the most visited paper in any library. Hawking’s doctoral thesis, written at age 24, has a total of 134 pages, and people who are interested need to spend £ 65 to read the paper.